Why do so many attorneys and politicians believe that they know more about every intellectual discipline than people who specialize in those fields? There are about a million attorneys in the US -- they can't all be polymaths.
I watched this ego transformation in my sister who obtained a JD at Yale in her mid 30's -- presumably old enough to have a relatively stable personality. I also saw it occur in individuals who went straight to law school after their BA.
Given that I will never have your eloquence or far farsightedness, I was wondering if you would give me one time permission to copy your outstanding comments on DMCA takedowns.
The only change that I would make would be that any individual or group found to have submitted 6 DMCA violations as you describe them would permanently lose all privileges to submit DMCA take downs in the future, and be barred from the Internet for life.
Laws are not just for little people. There are really 6 sets of laws all told. The second is for the middle class -- those who go into hock to hire an attorney. The wealthy, who can buy "justice." The police, who can do anything except embarrass their superiors. The powerful, who rarely go so far to enter a court room. And of course the government, which almost always gets away with doing as it pleases.
To think that France was once proud of its knowledge, intellectualism and aesthetic abilities. And now it wishes to erase those achievements with a claim of privilege to be forgotten. Possibly prior to the stone age.
Perhaps the world's DNS servers should grant an exemption from being listed to all the IP addresses in France.
It is easy to blame encryption. It involves a strange branch of mathematics that few have any comprehension of. Given that some 3/4 of the population cannot perform a percentage without assistance, it is no surprise that encryption can easily be made a villain by those who fear and despise math.
GB is in a race with Italy to destroy truth and science. While Italy did recently imprison geologists for failing to predict an earthquake, they were eventually released. GB has yet to actually carry out their threats.
It is currently a tossup to see which nation will commit the most self-harm -- either directly or through suppression of thought. Brain drain strikes again.
How many likes can be counted in the following brief exchange?
Scott Pelley: There is no surveillance without court order?
James Comey: By the FBI? No. We don’t do electronic surveillance without a court order.
Scott Pelley: You know that some people are going to roll their eyes when they hear that?
James Comey: Yeah, but we cannot read your emails or listen to your calls without going to a federal judge, making a showing of probable cause that you are a terrorist, an agent of a foreign power, or a serious criminal of some sort, and get permission for a limited period of time to intercept those communications. It is an extremely burdensome process. And I like it that way.
The NY Times was once a reliable paper. But has now developed a significant history of creating news. Just one murderous example was the stories made up about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. How many people died as a result of those canards?
What makes you think that is a fantasy? Or that it will take thousands or even hundreds of years. Or that people in the future won't have their own idiocy that will eventually be looked back on as witch-hunting?
They may be compelled by employer/employee contract. Though it is certainly possible that Apple may see fit not to enforce the contract. That leads to an interesting question of whether of not the Government can require Apple to sue for all possible remedies to be had in such contracts
It would be curious to see the response of the US government if Apple were to pick up and move to another nation. I have no doubt that many would by happy to be the new home base of this company. The harassment over a password that the FBI changed, and then lost is incredible.